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US vice-president Mike Pence and President Donald Trump. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds

For vice-president Mike Pence, the moment of truth had arrived. After three years and 11 months of navigating the treacherous waters of President Dona(...)

The penthouse suite in Claridge’s hotel has its own ornamental lake, half an acre of landscaped garden, a rooftop swimming pool and two glass-sided pavilions. Photograph: Andy Shaw/Bloomberg News

Irish businessman Paddy McKillen is planning a major expansion of his Maybourne Hotel Group while putting the final touches to a multimillion pound re(...)

  Screens display the evolution of Spanish stock index IBEX 35 at the Madrid Stock Exchange, in Madrid, Spain, 03 December 2020. Photograph: EPA/Vega Alonso

Oil stocks lifted European shares on Friday, with London’s blue-chip index hitting nine-month highs, while signs of progress in fiscal stimulus in the(...)

People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after Joe Biden was declared winner of the 2020 presidential election. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP via Getty Images

As news broke that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump in the race for the White House, cities across the US saw wild celebrations from supporters of (...)

The I-LOFAR telescope was installed at Birr Castle in Co Offaly in 2017 to detect low-frequency radio waves travelling across interstellar space.
Ireland ready to answer ET’s call
  • Science
  • September 24, 2020, 05:30

The confirmed detection of a signal from an extraterrestrial (ET) intelligence here on Earth would be one of the most important and historic moments i(...)

 Portrait of Enid Starkie by Patrick George. Time magazine referred to her as “a brilliant Rimbaud scholar who pub-crawls about Oxford in bright red slacks and beret while smoking cigars”. Courtesy of Somerville College, Oxford

‘A bit of a character” is how an Irish newspaper journalist once referred to Enid Starkie. The colourful Dublin-born academic worked in Oxford Univers(...)

Collin Morikawa celebrates with a thumbs-up after winning the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Collin Morikawa will not shy away from any sense that victory at the 102nd US PGA Championship is just the beginning. Golf’s latest Major champion, wh(...)

The Book of Kells exhibition is due to reopen on August 10th, but pre-Covid relied on foreign visitors for 87% of ticket sales last year.

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has lodged major plans for a new visitor centre for its Book of Kells exhibition and urgent works to its 18th-century Old(...)

Prof Denis O’Sullivan. Analysed moon rocks brought back by Neil Armstrong on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you are resorting to virtual table quizzes to break the Covid-19 lockdown boredom, try this question: who links these three things – moon rocks, hi(...)

Prof Cal Muckley: ‘Students come from different backgrounds in terms of sectors and education as well as nationality’

The economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis has left many people at a career crossroads but this period of uncertainty can offer opportunities, acco(...)

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